Fashionable heiress/chanteuse Daphne Guinness has a new song and video (directed by longtime friend of WOW David Lachapelle). In it, she appears to be what happens when you throw Marlene Dietrich and Amanda Lear into a blender. She plays a glammed up older woman with a yummy younger lover. As the years go on, her outfits get better, but her age stays the same. He, however, gets and older and older, until he is an old man and SHE is the young lover.
“I really wanted to do something escapist,” LaChapelle told Rolling Stone. “And this idea of an incredible romance, this impossible romance that you see in movie and you see on TV growing up, and everybody like longs for – it’s the sort of romance that never dies.”
Guinness sees the excess and otherworldliness in the video as “a kind of metaphor for what’s going on now.”
“It feels like everything’s kind of deeply unstable,” she says. “[Especially] in the West, with the idea of liberalism at large. It’s like some world shaking underneath one’s feet.”
“Heaven” appears on Guinness’ new album Revelations, which was released this past August. In March, Guinness and LaChapelle released a three-part video series based on the themes in Revelations.